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Supercomputers, Mainframes, Routers, Servers, Racks, Switches, & Data Storage

Solicitation Number: 4QBF47116803
Agency: General Services Administration
Office: Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location: Assisted Acquisition Services Division (4QFA)
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Added: Sep 09, 2011 1:10 pm Modified: Sep 28, 2011 1:50 pmTrack Changes

Amendment #5 (dated 09/28/11) to RFI RFQ618732 for Draft RFQ Number 4QBF47116803 for Supercomputers & Mainframes hereby posts the 09/27/2011 Industry Day slide presentation.

Amendment #4 (dated 09/23/11) to RFI RFQ618732 for Draft RFQ Number 4QBF47116803 for Supercomputers & Mainframes hereby adds on-line Industry Day registration information.


Amendment #3 (dated 09/22/11) to RFI RFQ618732 for Draft RFQ Number 4QBF47116803 for Supercomputers & Mainframes hereby adds the webinar information.


Amendment #2 (dated 09/21/11) to RFI RFQ618732 for Draft RFQ Number 4QBF47116803 for Supercomputers & Mainframes hereby revises the registration process for the Industry Day scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

Amendment #1 (dated 09/19/11) to RFI RFQ618732 for Draft RFQ Number 4QBF47116803 for Supercomputers & Mainframes hereby confirms that the industry day has been established for Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

Original Request for Information (RFI),Task ID 4QBF47116803, 4QBF47116804, &4QBF47116805, dated 09/09/11 - "THIS RFI IS FOR DATA GATHERING AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY"; Synopsis: Request for Information (RFI): THIS RFI IS POSTED FOR DATA GATHERING AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION, AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION, BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT (BPA) OR AWARD A CONTRACT. The Government will not reimburse any respondent for any costs associated with information submitted in response to this RFI. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RFI IS TO PROMOTE COLLABORATION WITH THE VENDOR COMMUNITY AND ALLOW THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON THE INITIAL SET OF IT COMMODITY REQUIREMENTS. BACKGROUND: The General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) ITCD is a national program located in Region 4, Atlanta, Ga. The ITCD supports the agency's initiatives in acquisition excellence, customer intimacy, innovation and environmental sustainability. The ITCD's mission is to procure IT commodities and ancillary (integral and related) services for customers located nationwide using innovative solutions. ITCD intends to utilize innovative acquisition strategies in establishing several multiple award BPAs for a variety of leading IT products. SCOPE: The BPA solutions will include, but not limited to, IT products and product - related services in accordance with Schedule 70, SIN 132-8 and/or 132-12 for supercomputers, mainframes, routers, servers, racks, switches and data storage. No open market items will be accepted. It is anticipated that these solutions will provide volume discounts and cutting edge technology via GSA IT Schedules. In addition, the solutions are intended to promote Green House Gas, Zero Environment Footprint, and Sustainability Initiatives. Additional elements of the BPA are (but not limited to):
- Just- in- time deliveries to client locations, CONUS and OCONUS.
- Lowest priced products based on volume discounts
- Real time tracking of deliveries via Contractor's web site or other applications - Length of BPAs 3 to 5 years


RFI Questions
The Government is contemplating a Minimum Ordering Amount of $0.00.
How will the minimum ordering amount affect your business and discount percentage quote?
Please pay close attention to the RFQ requirements and Factors of Evaluation. - Do you have any suggestions to enhance the Government approach?
How frequently do you upload new and innovating items to Schedule 70?
How do you verify compliance with Trade Agreement Act items?
How does Section 508 affect this product line?
Is the attached draft product line TAA compliant?
Would de-installation of old products i.e. supercomputer and mainframes and reinstallation of new products be part of the unit price or is that a separate charge?
How does the Federal Government's Green initiative affect the cost of this product line?


SAMPLE CRITERIA
The following are sample criteria for supercomputers. Is there additional information that you require to be able to provide a comprehensive quote?
1. Number of CPU; 2. Main Memory; 3. Compute Cabinet; 4. Interconnect; 5. System Administration; 6. Reliability Features (Hardware); 7. Reliability Features (Software); 8. Operating System; 9. Compilers, Libraries & Tools; 10. Job Management; 11. External I/O Interface; 12. Disk Storage; 13. Parallel File System; 14. Power; 15. Cooling; 16. Dimensions (Cabinet); 17. Weight (Maximum); 18. Regulatory Compliance; 19. Acoustical Noise Level; 20. Safety.  The following are sample criteria for mainframes. Is there additional information that you require to be able to provide a comprehensive quote?
1. Number of CPU; 2. Main Memory; 3. System Storage Memory; 4. Channels; 5. Supported Channel Types; 6. Dual Power; 7. Types of applications to be performed; 8. Number of applications to be performed; 9. Security requirements; 10. Frame Name; 11. Frame Size; 12. Power Requirement; 13. Frame Weight.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED
- Please supply similar or suggested criteria for servers, racks, switches and data storage. -The government may issue single or multiple RFQ(s) to acquire supercomputers, mainframes, routers, servers, racks, switches and data storage. Provide feedback relative to this approach.


Point of Contact: Wanda Dixon, Senior Contracting Officer via email Wanda.Dixon@gsa.gov and Nateeta.Taylor@gsa.gov telephone number 404-526-3179 and 404-215-8670.  Submission of RFI Responses:  Please respond via E-buy no later than (NLT) September 30, 2011, with notification of interest in this procurement. The Government will request quotes for BPA(s) utilizing the IT Solutions Shop (ITSS) Web-based Order Processing System. All offerors must be registered in the GSA IT Solutions Shop (ITSS) Web-base Order Processing System via https://it-solutions.gsa.gov or by telephone at 877-243-2889 option 2 Monday-Friday 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM PST or outside the continental United States at 858-481-1075. Failure to register in ITSS will result in your company not being solicited. All responding offerors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). The website is http://www.ccr.gov/. In your response, please show that your CCR information directly matches the ITSS Contractor Information, in your Schedule Contract Number, DUNS Number, Business Address, Remittance Address and TIN number must be the same in both CCR and ITSS. Please note that you will need to be registered with CCR first, since ITSS has an electronic interface between each system. Failure to register in CCR and a failure to match CCR and ITSS information at the time of award shall result in exclusion from consideration. No quotes accepted at this time.

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Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 28, 2011
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401 West Peachtree ST NW
Ste 2700
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
United States
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National Information Technology Commodity Program
401 W. Peachtree Street
Suite 820

Atlanta, Georgia 30308
United States
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Nateeta Taylor,
Contractor Contract Support
Phone: 404-281-8670
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Charles E. Wingate,
Sr. Contracting Officer
Phone: 404-331-1632
Fax: 404-332-3342